Madeira Situation Report Saturday 12th June 2021

 

Covid-19 update

There were 14 new Covid-19 cases, 37 recoveries and no deaths from Covid-19 in Madeira since the previous Madeira Situation Report.

On Wednesday, there were 4 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from Russia, 1 passenger who had arrived from Sri Lanka, 1 passenger who had arrived from Northern Portugal and 1 case of local transmission) and 9 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital increased to 4.

On Thursday, there were 3 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from Central Portugal and 2 cases of local transmission) and 17 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital remained 4, none of whom were in intensive care.

And on Friday, there were 7 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from Germany, 1 passenger who had arrived from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region and 5 cases of local transmission) and 11 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital decreased to 3 and none were in intensive care.

There were 74 active cases on Friday, of which 16 had been imported while the other 58 cases had been a result of local transmission. As of Friday, there had been 9,521 cases, 9,375 recoveries and 72 deaths.

On Friday, there were 5 patients in isolation in a dedicated hotel, 66 patients in isolation in their own accommodation and 3 patients in hospital, none of whom in intensive care.

On the same day, there were 25 suspected cases under epidemiological investigation and analysis, which were all linked to patients who tested positive for Covid-19, to calls made to the SRS24 helpline, to referrals by SESARAM (Madeira Regional Health Service) and to airport screening.

There were 22,842 travellers under monitoring by the health authorities. Monitoring is being carried out through the ‘MadeiraSafe’ app. There were also 401 people, who had contact with positive cases, being monitored by the health authorities of several Madeira municipalities and of Porto Santo.

As for Covid-19 testing on passengers who had arrived at Funchal and Porto Santo airports, 227,589 samples had been collected until Friday (at 15h30). By Friday, 463,900 samples from RT-PCR tests had been processed and 68,227 antigen rapid tests had been carried out in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

The SRS 24 helpline (Regional Health Service – 800 24 24 20) received 328 calls from Tuesday to Friday. Overall, it had received 52,394 calls.

The Covid-19 mental health helpline (Linha de Acompanhamento Psicológico da Direção Regional de Saúde – 291 212 399 – available every day from 09h00 to 21h00), which was set up to provide emotional and mental support to anyone in Madeira received 9 calls from Tuesday to Friday. Overall, it has received 3,629 calls.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/09/4-novos-casos-de-covid-19-9-recuperados-25-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/10/3-novos-casos-de-covid-19-17-recuperados-37-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/11/7-novos-casos-de-covid-19-11-recuperados-25-suspeitos/

Portugal Day ceremony in Madeira

The official celebrations of Portugal Day took place in Funchal on June 10th. This was the second time Portugal Day was celebrated during the Covid-19 pandemic. The overseas leg of the celebrations was cancelled as a result of pandemic restrictions. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Portuguese President), António Costa (Portuguese Prime Minister), Miguel Albuquerque (President of the Madeira Regional Government), the heads of each branch of the Portuguese Armed Forces and several other regional and national leaders were in attendance. There were speeches, a rendition of the national anthem, a tribute to the military dead, a military parade, a gun salute by NRP Álvares Cabral (a Vasco da Gama-Class frigate), a flypast by F-16s and several awards were given.

A short video of the military parade can be watched on the following link: https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131398/Assista_ao_desfile_das_forcas_militares__na_cerimonia_do_Dia_de_Portugal_video

And photos of the ceremony can be seen on the following link: https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/10/cerimonia-do-dia-de-portugal-no-funchal-com-aparato-memoravel/

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa returned to Lisbon on the same. He has already announced he will visit Madeira again on July 19th. António Costa will remain in Madeira for a short holiday until Sunday.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131437/Costa_fica_de_ferias_na_Madeira_ate_domingo

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131411/Marcelo_regressa_a_Madeira_a_19_de_julho

First cruise ship service linking Madeira and the Azores

World Voyager, a cruise ship owned by Mystic Cruises, has started sailing between the Madeira and Azores archipelagos. The ship will also have services to the Canary Islands. It has a maximum capacity of 200 passengers. A total of 51 passengers, who are mostly German, had boarded the ship in the Canary Islands and sailed to the Azores, before finally arriving in Madeira. Another 78 passengers boarded in Madeira in order to sail to the Canary Islands and the Azores. The ship will make a brief stop on the coast of the Desertas Islands and will then dock in Porto Santo. Due to the pandemic, the passengers will visit Porto Santo as part of a bubble.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131423/Passageiros_ja_embarcam_no_World_Voyager_fotos

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131313/Primeiro_navio_de_cruzeiros_ja_atracou_venham_os_proximos

Portuguese Air Force aircraft damaged during landing

A Portuguese Air Force C-295 aircraft was damaged during landing after a landing gear malfunction. Nobody was hurt in the incident. The aircraft remained on the runway for some time, which meant no aircraft were able to land or take off.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/10/aviao-acidentado-mas-sem-vitimas-interrompe-pista-do-aeroporto-do-porto-santo/

 

Madeira Situation Report Wednesday 9th June 2021

 

By Daniel Fernandes

Covid-19 update

There were 14 new Covid-19 cases, 57 recoveries and no deaths from Covid-19 in Madeira since the previous Madeira Situation Report.

On Saturday, there were 3 new Covid-19 cases (all cases of local transmission) and 16 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital decreased to 6 and none were in intensive care.

On Sunday, there were 3 new Covid-19 cases (all cases of local transmission) and 12 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital decreased to 4, none of whom were in intensive care.

On Monday, there were 4 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region and 3 cases of local transmission) and 14 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital decreased to 3 and none were in intensive care.

And on Tuesday, there were 4 new Covid-19 cases (all cases of local transmission) and 15 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital and in intensive care remained the same.

There were 97 active cases on Tuesday, of which 12 had been imported while the other 85 cases had been a result of local transmission. As of Tuesday, there had been 9,507 cases, 9,338 recoveries and 72 deaths.

On Tuesday, there were 10 patients in isolation in a dedicated hotel, 84 patients in isolation in their own accommodation and 3 patients in hospital, none of whom in intensive care.

On the same day, there were 61 suspected cases under epidemiological investigation and analysis, which were all linked to patients who tested positive for Covid-19, to calls made to the SRS24 helpline, to referrals by SESARAM (Madeira Regional Health Service) and to airport screening.

There were 22,164 travellers under monitoring by the health authorities. Monitoring is being carried out through the ‘MadeiraSafe’ app. There were also 393 people, who had contact with positive cases, being monitored by the health authorities of several Madeira municipalities and of Porto Santo.

As for Covid-19 testing on passengers who had arrived at Funchal and Porto Santo airports, 224,406 samples had been collected until Tuesday (at 15h30). By Tuesday, 458,509 samples from RT-PCR tests had been processed and 66,116 antigen rapid tests had been carried out in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

The SRS 24 helpline (Regional Health Service – 800 24 24 20) received 620 calls from Thursday to Tuesday. Overall, it had received 52,066 calls.

The Covid-19 mental health helpline (Linha de Acompanhamento Psicológico da Direção Regional de Saúde – 291 212 399 – available every day from 09h00 to 21h00), which was set up to provide emotional and mental support to anyone in Madeira received 11 calls from Friday to Tuesday. Overall, it has received 3,620 calls.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/05/drs-anuncia-3-casos-de-Covid-19-ha-16-recuperados-e-53-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/06/3-novos-casos-de-Covid-19-12-recuperados-55-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/07/4-novos-casos-de-Covid-19-14-recuperados-54-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/08/4-novos-casos-de-Covid-19-15-recuperados-61-suspeitos/

Covid-19 Vaccination update.

The 100,000th Covid-19 inoculation in the Region took place on Sunday at around 11h00.

As of May 6th, 40% of the population had been administered the 1st vaccine dose while 24% of the population had been fully vaccinated. A total of 18,489 vaccine doses (7,557 1st doses & 10,932 2nd doses) were administered in the week ending on May 6th.

The plan for this week is to continue to administer vaccines throughout the Region. A highlight will be the continuing vaccination of bed-ridden patients and people with reduced mobility.

The following data was up to date on May 6th:

Number of inoculated people (1st dose) – 101,448 (39.9%) – an increase of 7,557 compared to the previous week

Number of inoculated people (2nd dose) – 61,631 (24.2%) – an increase of 10,932 compared to the previous week

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (0-17) – 37-0.1% (1st dose) & 14-0.0% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (18-24) – 1,149-5.1% (1st dose) & 592-2.7% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (25-49) – 20,919-23% (1st dose) & 9,974-11% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (50-59) – 21,687-55.1% (1st dose) & 6,919-17.6% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (60-64) – 15,126-96.2% (1st dose) & 7,460- 47.4% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (65-69) – 12,963-96.7% (1st dose) & 10,320-77% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (70-79) – 18,996-100% (1st dose) & 16,150-86.3% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered & vaccination rate by age (80-80+) – 10,571-95.6% (1st dose) & 10,202-92.2% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered (females) – 59,702 (1st dose) & 36,821 (2nd dose)

Vaccination rate (females) – 44% (1st dose) & 27.2% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered (males) – 41,746 (1st dose) & 24,810 (2nd dose)

Vaccination rate (males) – 35.2% (1st dose) & 20.9% (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Porto Santo) – 2,888 (1st dose) & 1,453 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Funchal) – 45,759 (1st dose) & 26,929 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Câmara de Lobos) – 5,592 (1st dose) & 6,009 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Ribeira Brava) – 5,159 (1st dose) & 3,481 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Ponta do Sol) – 3,679 (1st dose) & 2,369 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Calheta) – 4,993 (1st dose) & 3,172 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Porto Moniz) – 1,329 (1st dose) & 830 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (São Vicente) – 2,204 (1st dose) & 1,402 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Santana) – 3,325 (1st dose) & 2,258 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Machico) – 7,906 (1st dose) & 5,118 (2nd dose)

Vaccine doses administered by Municipality (Santa Cruz) – 14,564 (1st dose) & 8,580 (2nd dose)

As of May 8th, 167,800 Covid-19 vaccine doses (102,151 1st doses & 65,649 2nd doses/full vaccinations) have been administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

And shipment of 5,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in the Autonomous Region of Madeira on Tuesday afternoon.

A reminder that the SESARAM (Madeira Health Service) Covid-19 vaccination helpline (SRS VACINA COVID-19) in the Autonomous Region of Madeira is 800 210 263 and its email address is vacinacao@sesaram.pt

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130936/Madeira_ja_administrou_100_mil_primeiras_doses_da_vacina_contra_a_Covid-19_

https://covidmadeira.pt/publicacao/boletim-vacinacao-Covid-19-ram-de-07-06-2021/

https://web.sesaram.pt/COVID19_INFO

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/08/chegaram-mais-5-mil-vacinas-da-astrazeneca/

President of the Madeira Regional Government invited Boris Johnson to honeymoon in Madeira.

Miguel Albuquerque (President of the Madeira Regional Government) wrote a letter to Boris Johnson (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) inviting him to spend his honeymoon in Madeira. Miguel Albuquerque reminded that Margaret Thatcher (UK Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990) spent her honeymoon in Madeira in 1951. The letter gives Boris Johnson assurance that Madeira is a safe destination and has even been thought to be the safest destination in Europe.

Miguel Albuquerque expressed his confidence that the policies adopted in Madeira have been shown to be successful in controlling the pandemic. He also explained that careful health policies such as Covid-19 testing on arrival and a booklet of good practices for the tourism sector were implemented in order to safely host tourists while safeguarding both residents and tourists. The letter reminds that there is passenger screening on arrival at airports in Funchal and Porto Santo, whether by presenting a negative PCR test or by testing passengers who don’t have it. Furthermore, the letter also mentioned the MadeiraSafe app that had been introduced in July 2020, which enables monitoring of the health status of travellers. President Albuquerque also mentioned the Madeira Safe to Discover Certificate, which proves compliance with all the relevant policies.

Boris Johnson is also told that on January 4th 2021, the Madeira Regional Government introduced a “Green Corridor” (Corredor Verde) for passengers who have been vaccinated or who had previously been infected with Covid-19.

The letter also mentions the huge amount of work that has been undertaken on testing for Covid-19 in the Region, and the large Covid-19 vaccination campaign that has already ensured more than 40% of the population has been inoculated with at least one vaccine dose.

Towards the letter, Miguel Albuquerque, stressed that the Region has committed to creating conditions to ensure the safety of all residents and travellers so as to protect everybody’s health and to rebuild Madeira’s small economy.

To end the letter, Boris Johnson was reminded of the historic ties that exist between the UK and the Madeira archipelago.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131058/Albuquerque_convida_Boris_Jonhson__para_passar_a_lua-de-mel_na_Madeira

Portugal National Day celebrations.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the Portuguese President, arrived in Funchal on Monday evening. Miguel Albuquerque (President of the Madeira Regional Government) and Ireneu Barreto (Portuguese Republic’s Representative to Madeira) were among those who welcomed the Portuguese President at the airport. The main aim of this visit is to take part in the official celebration of Portugal Day (Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades Portuguesas – Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities) on June 10th. This year’s ceremony will take place in Funchal and will once again include a military parade and a flypast by Portuguese Air Force F-16s. Another official ceremony will take place in Belgium. Each year, there are official Portugal Day celebrations in a Portuguese city and in a country that hosts a large Portuguese diaspora. The Portuguese President takes part in the ceremony in Portugal and then travels abroad to the take part in the official ceremonies. The Portuguese Prime-Minister has often joined the President in the ceremonies abroad. This dual format has been in place since 2016.

Preparations for the ceremony have been underway for several days. Work is taking place in downtown Funchal, military vehicles have been arriving on the island, NRP Álvares Cabral (a Vasco da Gama-class frigate) docked in Funchal on Tuesday and several F-16s landed in Funchal on Monday.

The military ceremony on Portugal Day will take place on June 10th at 11h00 and will have the following order:

– Military honours: National Anthem and review of the troops on parade

– Ceremony in honour of all Military dead

– Speech by Carmo Caldeira (President of the Organising Committee)

– Speech by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Portugal’s President)

– Awards presentation

– Military Parade

– Salute to veterans who took part in military operations

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/08/presidente-da-republica-chega-a-madeira-com-mensagem-de-esperanca-para-o-turismo/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/08/fragata-alvares-cabral-chegou-para-o-10-de-junho/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/07/preparativos-a-todo-o-gas-para-as-cerimonias-do-dia-10-de-junho/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/08/conheca-a-agenda-de-marcelo-rebelo-de-sousa-para-os-dias-9-e-10-de-junho/

New fire-fighting helicopter arrived in Madeira.

A new multi-mission helicopter arrived at the Port of Caniçal. It will be used to fight forest fires in the Region between June 15th and November 14th. A total of €695,000 was invested in this helicopter as part of the regional firefighting plan. Another helicopter arrived last week to enable training for firefighting teams that are deployed by air.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131057/Helicoptero_para_combater_incendios_chegou_hoje_a_Madeira

Cruise ship crew member taken to Funchal for medical treatment.

A crew member from the Carnival Dream cruise ship was taken for medical treatment. The cruise ship was sailing from Miami to Marseille and did not dock in Madeira. It merely sailed near the south shore of Madeira, where a rescue vessel collected the crew member. He was then taken to Hospital da Luz. The Funchal Fire Service carried out this operation.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131039/Sapadores_do_Funchal_transportaram_tripulante_de_navio_para_o_Hospital_da_Luz

https://www.dnoticias.pt/2021/6/7/264241-porto-do-funchal-recebe-hoje-a-estreia-do-navio-carnival-dream/

International school helps to attract foreigners to Madeira.

Filipe Ladeira Santos, the President of International Sharing School, said the school has helped attract foreign investment and residents to Madeira. He explained that although there are some Madeiran students at the school, most students are foreign citizens. Some of the foreign languages taught at the school include French, German, Mandarin and Russian. The school is capable of hosting up to 200 students aged 3 to 16.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/131048/Escola_internacional_e_mais_valia_para_captar_estrangeiros

 

Madeira Situation Report Saturday 5th June 2021

By Daniel Fernandes

Covid-19 update

 

There were 37 new Covid-19 cases, 73 recoveries and no deaths from Covid-19 in Madeira since the previous Madeira Situation Report.

On Wednesday, there were 8 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from France, 1 passenger who had arrived from South Africa, 1 passenger who had arrived from the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region and 5 cases of local transmission) and 18 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital remained 7, 1 of whom was intensive care.

On Thursday, there were 8 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived Slovenia and 7 cases of local transmission) and 19 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital, including in intensive care, remained the same.

And on Friday, there were 7 new Covid-19 cases (all cases of local transmission) and 17 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital remained 7, 1 of whom was in intensive care.

There were 140 active cases on Friday, of which 12 had been imported while the other 128 cases had been a result of local transmission. As of Friday, there had been 9,470 cases, 9,227 recoveries and 72 deaths.

On Friday, there were 10 patients in isolation in a dedicated hotel, 123 patients in isolation in their own accommodation and 7 patients in hospital, 1 of whom in intensive care.

On the same day, there were 80 suspected cases under epidemiological investigation and analysis, which were all linked to patients who tested positive for Covid-19, to calls made to the SRS24 helpline, to referrals by SESARAM (Madeira Regional Health Service) and to airport screening.

There were 20,710 travellers under monitoring by the health authorities. Monitoring is being carried out through the ‘MadeiraSafe’ app. There were also 529 people, who had contact with positive cases, being monitored by the health authorities of several Madeira municipalities and of Porto Santo.

As for Covid-19 testing on passengers who had arrived at Funchal and Porto Santo airports, 219,628 samples had been collected until Friday (at 15h30). By Friday, 450,988 samples from RT-PCR tests had been processed and 62,438 antigen rapid tests had been carried out in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

The SRS 24 helpline (Regional Health Service – 800 24 24 20) received 252 calls from Tuesday to Thursday. Overall, it had received 51,446 calls.

The Covid-19 mental health helpline (Linha de Acompanhamento Psicológico da Direção Regional de Saúde – 291 212 399 – available every day from 09h00 to 21h00), which was set up to provide emotional and mental support to anyone in Madeira received 17 calls from Tuesday to Friday. Overall, it has received 3,609 calls.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/02/8-novos-casos-de-covid-19-18-recuperados-123-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/03/8-novos-casos-de-covid-19-19-casos-recuperados-98-casos-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/04/7-novos-casos-de-covid-19-17-recuperados-80-suspeitos/

https://covidmadeira.pt/situacao-epidemiologica-da-covid-19-na-ram-03-de-junho-de-2021/

Vaccination update

On Tuesday, a shipment of 5,500 Johnson & Johnson vaccines arrived in the Region. The vaccines arrived in “good condition” and will allow the continuing implementation of the Regional Vaccination Plan (Plano Regional de Vacinação).

As of June 1st, more than 150,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and 55,000 people had been fully vaccinated. The Madeira Regional Government said the Region will have a safety margin in the fight against Covid-19 once 175,000 people have been fully vaccinated.

On June 3rd, the first 30 bed-ridden patients in Funchal were inoculated the 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vacine. These patients, who are bed-ridden at home, had been inoculated with the 1st vaccine dose in May. The Portuguese Red Cross cooperated by providing transport. Three pre-hospital teams from the Red Cross provided transport for patients to and from the Tecnopolo Vaccination Centre. A team SESARAM (Madeira Health Service ) administered the vaccine while another team from the same institution took dealt with administrative issues.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130589/Madeira_ja_administrou_mais_de_150_mil_vacinas

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130706/Doentes_acamados_receberam_2ª_dose_da_vacinacao

Polish tour operator to provide flights to Porto Santo

From June 18th, ITAKA (Polish tour operator) will provide flights from Poland to Porto Santo. DMC and Blandy Travel (tour operators) will also be involved. ITAKA had also resumed flights between Warsaw and Funchal in August 2020, after the Polish Government had lifted restrictions on flights to Portugal.

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130711/Operador_polaco_com_voos_para_o_Porto_Santo

Water supply disruption

The Municipality of Funchal informed that scheduled work on the water supply network will cause water supply to be disrupted on Monday, June 7th, between 09h30 and 16h00, in the following areas of the parish (freguesia) of São Martinho:

– Caminho do Regedor

– Rua Corveta Dona Estefânia

– Travessa da Vinha à Velha

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/04/autarquia-de-camara-de-lobos-avisa-para-intervencao-na-rede-de-agua/

 

 

 

 

Madeira Situation Report 2nd June 2021

 

By Daniel Fernandes

Covid-19 update

There were 37 new Covid-19 cases, 73 recoveries and no deaths from Covid-19 in Madeira since the previous Madeira Situation Report.

On Saturday, there were 12 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from France and 11 cases of local transmission) and 25 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital remained 8, 2 of whom were intensive care.

On Sunday, there were 15 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from the Czech Republic and 14 cases of local transmission) and 16 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital increased to 9, 2 of whom were in intensive care.

On Monday, there was 1 new Covid-19 case of local transmission and 16 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital decreased to 7, 2 of whom were in intensive care.

And on Tuesday, there were 9 new Covid-19 cases (from 1 passenger who had arrived from South Africa, 3 passengers who had arrived from Northern Portugal and 5 cases of local transmission) and 16 recoveries. The number of patients in hospital remained 7, 1 of whom was in intensive care.

There were 171 active cases on Tuesday, of which 11 had been imported while the other 160 cases had been a result of local transmission. As of Tuesday, there had been 9,470 cases, 9,227 recoveries and 72 deaths.

On Tuesday, there were 13 patients in isolation in a dedicated hotel, 151 patients in isolation in their own accommodation and 7 patients in hospital, 1 of whom in intensive care.

On the same day, there were 50 suspected cases under epidemiological investigation and analysis, which were all linked to patients who tested positive for Covid-19, to calls made to the SRS24 helpline, to referrals by SESARAM (Madeira Regional Health Service) and to airport screening.

There were 19,389 travellers under monitoring by the health authorities. Monitoring is being carried out through the ‘MadeiraSafe’ app. There were also 569 people, who had contact with positive cases, being monitored by the health authorities of several Madeira municipalities and of Porto Santo.

As for Covid-19 testing on passengers who had arrived at Funchal and Porto Santo airports, 216,446 samples had been collected until Tuesday (at 15h30). By Tuesday, 445,131 samples from RT-PCR tests had been processed and 58,461 antigen rapid tests had been carried out in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

The SRS 24 helpline (Regional Health Service – 800 24 24 20) received 503 calls from Friday to Tuesday. Overall, it has received 51,194 calls.

The Covid-19 mental health helpline (Linha de Acompanhamento Psicológico da Direção Regional de Saúde – 291 212 399 – available every day from 09h00 to 21h00), which was set up to provide emotional and mental support to anyone in Madeira received 15 calls from Friday to Tuesday. Overall, it has received 3,592 calls.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/05/29/12-novos-casos-de-Covid-19-25-recuperados-96-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/05/30/15-novos-casos-de-Covid-19-16-recuperados-43-suspeitos/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/05/31/hoje-surgiu-apenas-um-novo-caso-de-Covid-19/

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/01/9-novos-casos-de-Covid-19-16-recuperados-50-suspeitos/

 

Covid-19 vaccination update.

As of May 30th, 144,578 Covid-19 vaccine doses (93,879 1st doses & 50,699 2nd doses) had been administered in the Autonomous Region of Madeira since the start of the vaccination campaign on December 31st. This means 37% of the Region’s population has been administered the 1st vaccine dose while 20% have been fully vaccinated.

A total of 12,406 vaccine doses (3,436 1st doses & 8,970 2nd doses) were administered in the previous week. The plan for this week is to continue inoculations of both 1st and 2nd doses throughout the Region.

Pedro Ramos, Madeira’s Health and Civil Protection Secretary, said the Region is expected to have administered 150,000 vaccine doses in the next few days, of which 100,000 will be 1st doses.

He announced that pregnant women who are at a certain stage of their pregnancies are already being inoculated as long as they have medical approval.

He also revealed that among the 50,000 fully vaccinated people in the Region, 315 were infected with Covid-19. Nevertheless, he assured that they remained asymptomatic and had not required hospitalisation. He said these figures highlighted the efficiency of vaccination and were a reminder that vaccination does not provide full immunity against Covid-19.

The Madeira Regional Government would like vaccination of youngsters aged 12-15 to be complete before the start of the next school year. They will be administered the Pfizer vaccine as soon as the Directorate-General of Health (Direção-Geral da Saúde) gives approval to vaccination of this age group.

A shipment of 35,100 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Funchal on Monday morning. And 5,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine had been due to arrive in the Region on Tuesday. Administration of the single-dose vaccines will start today on about 1,500 hospital patients who had been selected by SESARAM (Madeira Health Service).

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130504/Administradas_mais_de_144_mil_vacinas_contra_a_COVID-19_na_RAM

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/05/31/madeira-com-mais-35-100-vacinas/

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130483/Vacinas_da_Johnson_and_Johnson_chegam_hoje_a_Regiao_

https://observador.pt/2021/05/30/Covid-19-governo-da-madeira-pretende-vacinar-jovens-antes-de-inicio-ano-letivo/

https://www.jm-madeira.pt/regiao/ver/130271/Madeira_ja_tem_50000_pessoas_com_vacinacao_completa

 

CR7 Museum reopened.

CR7 Museum reopened on Monday after being closed for a year. Visitors to this popular museum can learn about Cristiano Ronaldo’s career, the most important moments during his career, the best goals he scored and look at a number of trophies he has won throughout his career.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/05/31/museu-cr7-reabre-depois-de-quase-um-ano-encerrado/

 

Increase in the number of Binter flights to the Canary Islands.

The reopening of the Funchal-Tenerife route in July means that Binter will increase the number of flights between Funchal and the Canary Islands. The airline already has flights between Funchal and Gran Canaria on Thursdays and on Sundays.

From July 10th, Binter will have flights between Funchal and Tenerife on Tuesdays and on Saturdays. On Tuesdays, the flight from Tenerife North – Ciudad de La Laguna Airport will depart at 15h40 and land in Funchal at 17h00. The flight from Funchal will depart at 13h30 and land in Tenerife at 14h50. On Saturdays, the flight from Tenerife will depart at 14h40 and land in Funchal at 16h00. The flight from Funchal will depart at 12h30 and land in Tenerife at 13h50.

Bookings can be made on Binter’s website (www.binter.pt), by phone (291 290 129) or through a travel agency.

https://funchalnoticias.net/2021/06/01/binter-vai-aumentar-ligacoes-entre-a-madeira-e-as-canarias/